Professor Donald Bates is the Chair of Architectural Design within the Melbourne School of Design, University of Melbourne. He is a co-founder and Director of LAB Architecture Studio.Bates graduated from University of Houston (B.Arch), and Cranbrook Academy of Art (M.Arch).
From 1983 to 1989, he directed a Unit at the Architectural Association School of Architecture, London. In 1990, Bates established LoPSiA (Laboratory of Primary Studies in Architecture), an independent research school for architecture, with studios in Paris and at the Le Corbusier Unité d’Habitation (Briey, France).In 1994, Prof Bates and Peter Davidson founded LAB Architecture Studio, and in 1997, LAB won the competition for Federation Square, Melbourne. Through offices in Melbourne and Shanghai, LAB Architecture Studio has designed large-scale commercial, cultural, civic and residential projects, and numerous master plans and urban designs, with built works in Australia, Europe, the Middle East and Asia.Prof Bates has lectured and directed workshops across 6 continents and more than 200 schools of architecture. He has been published extensively in international journals and magazines and has been an invited juror for more than 20 international design competitions.
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Honours, Awards and Fellowships
Life Fellow (LFRAIA)
LFRAIA - Life Fellow of the Royal Australian Institute of Architects
Fellow Royal Institute of British Architects
Chair Of Architectural Design
Architecture, Building And Planning
Riba Chartered Member
Royal Institute of British Architects
Australian Institute of Architects
MASTER OF ARCHITECTURE
Cranbrook Academy of Art
BACHELOR OF ARCHITECTURE
University of Houston